Just like fashion, fads in food come and go. A few years ago, there was a rumour that cabbage soup was trending (that would have been like the 90s for fashion). Depending on where you live, the list varies. Each region has got its own quirky ideas and favourites. And after analysing quite a few of these lists, we’ve put together our own list – one that we would love to follow!
Home cooked food, home grown veggies, home brewed anything – if it carries the prefix, ‘home’, we love it! You just can’t deny the simple goodness of anything made at home. It is fresh, full of flavour, made with lots of care and love – and is definitely more nutritious than packaged food. We are particularly in love with the idea of home grown veggies. It isn’t very hard. You’ll need a few pots of good soil, seeds, some patience and TLC, and voila – you’ve got yourself a kitchen garden. Basic herbs, chilli, tomatoes, leafy veggies, ginger, garlic are all quite easy to grow.
As Indians we are no strangers to street food. But this new avatar of street food is simply inspired and elevated. You can find food trucks dishing up a range of cuisines – from French crepes and sandwiches to gourmet handcrafted burgers.
These are more like meal boxes. They are packed with fresh ingredients and your daily does of nutrition. An easy-to-follow recipe comes along with them and you can whip up a home cooked meal in no time.
It’s a crime to waste good food. With culinary Gods like Jamie Oliver teaching you how to make optimal use of food and how to stow away leftovers, you can learn to cook and eat more responsibly.
Food in your cocktails might sound a bit strange, but these cocktails have been taking the culinary world by storm for some time now. They are imaginative, innovative and infused with dramatic new flavours. They also push the bounds in terms of textures.
Who doesn’t love a long, lazy lunch? But drinking in the afternoon may not always be such a great idea. Unless you have a ’session cocktail’. These are lower on alcohol content and pair great with bar nibbles.
Summer is a state of mind. The overcast skies of Bangalore sometimes make us long for warm sunshine. To cheer our spirits, we captured that elusive sunshine in a glass – with our citrusy, zesty white wine cocktail. It’s quick and (ridiculously) easy to make (like all our other drinks). You will find all the … Continue reading A citrusy affair
The name says it all. ‘Dessert’ wine. This is a sweet wine that’s typically served as dessert. Or with a dessert.These wines are typically made from grapes like Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Gris, etc., and are left of the vines till the grapes extend beyond the standard stage of ripeness.
When you read a wine label, you encounter poetic descriptions about the aroma of wine. It may be made of grapes, but the smell includes a whole host of other elements. They conjure images of fruits, flowers, herbs, spices, wood and even the most intangible, esoteric ideas.
Put it down to our childhood, or just the scorching heat, summers leave us longing for a nice, long holiday. This week, we had the perfect opportunity to take that break. We came over to Goa for the Grape Escapade. For those of you who haven’t heard of it before, the Grape Escapade is a … Continue reading Let’s go on a Grape Escapade!
Summer’s here, and it’s official. The languid afternoons call for drinks that are cool, fruity and refreshing. Our absolute favourites for this season are Sangrias. These wine-based cocktails originated in Spain. But today, they are loved the world over. Traditionally,a Sangria was a punch made with red wine, chopped fruit, fruit juice, and other alcohol … Continue reading Strawberry Orange White Wine Sangria
It is just the beginning of summer but the temperatures are already spiking. Cool, inviting pools are a regular feature of our daydreams. Wide brimmed hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are part of our daily garb. But most importantly, we long for ice filled drinks with all kinds of fruity little bits, laced with alcohol. Hydration … Continue reading 3 wine cocktails for Indian summers
Today, we go back to the basics, and master the art of cooking with wine. We introduce you to terms you may have read in cookbooks, and even perhaps, tried practicing at home. This blog will elevate your home cooking experience, and turn your dishes into culinary masterpieces. To aid us in our efforts, we … Continue reading Cooking with wine: Your guide to cooking with red and white wine
It’s the season of merry making. The last week of December is one endless stream of parties. Wine is almost the natural choice of drink during this season. Serving it up in interesting ways can pose quite a challenge. To keep it pocket friendly, specially when you’d like to pair it with cheese, can seem … Continue reading How to make the Ultimate Wine and Cheese Board on a budget
This seems like an obvious thing, right? The pairing choice is so natural that you’d not think twice about it. Be it at home, or your favourite Italian restaurant, your choice of drink with pasta is inevitably wine. But do you know what wine works well with the pastas on the menu? If the restaurant … Continue reading Pairing your pasta and wine
There’s a nip in the air, and the first signs of winter are everywhere. We love the darker, full-bodied reds for this season, as they are so hearty. Today, we’re going to introduce you to Shiraz, a red wine with a distinct, robust personality. Regions with warmer temperatures, like Australia and India, are perfect for … Continue reading Know your wine: Shiraz